The City of the Rockford, which was incorporated as a village in 1881, is now home to over 4,300 residents, 110 businesses and offers employment opportunities for over 1,000 employees. Some of our major employers included: Wright Hennepin Electric Cooperative, Rockford Area School District #883, Diversifoam Products, Prairie Technologies and Design Ready Controls.
Ideally located along Highway 55, just 30 miles west of the metropolitan area, Rockford offers a mix of commercial and industrial businesses and sites available for development, or redevelopment. Rockford also has a variety of housing options with 1,536 housing units and a number of parks, trails and recreational amenities to add to its quality of life.
Opportunity Awaits in Rockford
The City has a history of fostering Economic Development offering technical and financial assistance ranging from a no interest loan program, tax increment financing and development of a municipal industrial park and coordination. The city has annexed property to the west of the city limits for the future industrial park. The property is approximately 48 acres and borders on CSAH 32 and the Canadian Pacific Rail.
For More Information on available commercial and industrial sties, a directory of our current businesses, demographics within a one, three and five mile radius, financial program and traffic counts, please choose one of the following options:
- Map of Available Commercial Sites
- Contact List of Available Industrial Sites
- Contact List of Available Commercial Lease Space
- Contact List of Available Commercial Sites for Development
- Business Directory
- Demographic Summary
- Financial Programs
- Tax Increment Finance Application
- No Interest Loan Program
Rockford consists of many beautiful wooded neighborhoods with trails and parks. Currently, there are 305 residential lots available that have gone through the preliminary plat process. residential map and Rockford Residential Development Contacts.
If you would like additional information, please contact at the numbers or email addresses below:
- Nancy Carswell, City Administrator
City of Rockford
763-477-6565 ext. 22
- Joanne Foust, Economic Development Consultant
Municipal Development Group, Inc.
952-758-7399 or toll free: 1-888-7MDG-INC
- Shannon Sweeney, Municipal Financial Consultant
David Drown Associates